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October at The Steven Goldman Gallery - Song of Tea

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The Art Institute of Portland is proud to announce the dedication of our gallery to Dr. Steven Goldman. In honor of his many years of dedicated service as President of The Art Institute of Portland the gallery has been renamed The Steven Goldman Gallery. “Song of Tea” will be the gallery’s inaugural exhibition.

The Steven Goldman Gallery at The Art Institute of Portland and The International Culinary School present “Song of Tea”.

Everyday more than 3 billion cups of tea are prepared across the planet making tea the world’s single most widely consumed beverage (unadorned water aside). “Song of Tea” is a look at six of the most influential tea producing and consuming countries, and an examination of the cultural influence and history of tea in China, Japan, India, England, Morocco and South America through writings, objects and ceremony.

Please join us for the Opening Reception for a sampling of fine teas prepared by Steven Smith Teamaker, Tao of Tea and Marrakesh Restaurant, and a Gongfu tea ceremony also courtesy of Tao of Tea. To pair with the various brews the International Culinary School will be serving a selection of special tea snacks from around the globe.

On October 15th we invite you to join us again in the gallery at 1pm as Jan Waldmann performs a formal Japanese tea ceremony and leads us in a discussion in the Japanese way of tea.

The first bowl moistens my lips and throat.
The second bowl banishes my loneliness
and melancholy.
The third bowl penetrates my whitened entrails,
finding nothing except a literary core of
five thousand scrolls.
The fourth bowl raises a slight perspiration.
The fifth bowl purifies my flesh and bones.
The sixth bowl makes me one with the immortal,
feathered spirits.
The seventh bowl I need not drink, feeling only
a pure wind rushing beneath my wings.

Lu Tong (790 ~ 835)
Excerpt from the “Song of Tea”

The Art Institute of Portland would like to thank Tao of Tea, Steven Smith Teamaker, Marrakesh Restaurant, One Green World, Jan Waldmann and the Japanese Consulate for their support.

October 6 – October 30, 2011

First Thursday, October 6th, 6 – 8 pm

The Steven Goldman Gallery
1122 NW Davis Street
Portland, OR 97209


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